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Sexual Harassment in the Entertainment Industry: How Non-Disclosure Agreements Perpetuate Sexual Misconduct

By: Gianni Piantini, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In the wake of a cascade of sexual harassment accusations from dozens of celebrities against other celebrities in power, the attention has turned to Hollywood by questioning it as to why the entertainment industry has not instilled regulations to prevent such sexual […]

Tipping Out on Money You Didn’t Make

By: Ivana Romero, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The tipping system is different in all restaurants. Some restaurants allow for a server to personally choose how much to tip the busboy or dishwasher, but most restaurants automatically make the server take out a portion of cash from the sales the […]

December 26th, 2018|Blog, Business, Employment Law, Financial|0 Comments

Gamblers Hit the Jackpot in Landmark Decision

By: Ernesto Rivero, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court struck down federal law that banned sports betting across the nation. The overturn of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act now placed the power with each States legislation to legalize sports gambling within their […]

December 20th, 2018|Cases, Financial, Florida, Governments|0 Comments

Low Fares at High Costs: How Uber has Negatively Impacted Taxi Drivers Around the Nation

By: Carolina Del Campo Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

Since the introduction of ride-sharing apps, such as Uber and Lyft, passengers have appreciated the easy, inexpensive mode of transportation that is both user-friendly and at the touch of their fingers. However, what these owners and passengers have failed to consider […]

December 18th, 2018|Business, Employment Law, Financial, Technology|0 Comments

You Are What You Eat, and You Pay for It

By Heidy Gonzalez, Member-Candidate, J.D. Candidate, May 2020, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In 2015-2016, about 93.3 million American adults were considered obese. Obesity trends show that the amount of Americans impacted is consistently on the rise.  Not surprisingly, another upward trend is the cost of health insurance.  In 2016, Americans spent $3.4 trillion on health […]

December 12th, 2018|Financial, Health Law|0 Comments

Betting and Sports Go Hand in Hand

By: Yesenia Alfonso, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

As of right now, Nevada is one of the only states to have legalized betting on sports. The Supreme Court is reviewing the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PAPSA”).

When the PAPSA came into effect, many Americans were against sports betting. As time has […]

Art Who’s Provenance is a Reminder of the Holocaust and of a Museum’s Disregard for a Family Affected by the Holocaust

By: John Jordan, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

In Zuckerman v. Metropolitan Museum of Art, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York properly dismissed the replevin and conversion claims of Laurel Zuckerman, the representative of the estate of Alice Leffman, which alleged that the Met lacked good […]

April 15th, 2018|Blog, Business, Contracts, Financial, Governments|0 Comments

Can an Airline Legally Kick You Off a Flight?

By: Akia Espinoza, J.D. Candidate, May 2019, St. Thomas University School of Law.

From the woman who was travelling to see her dying mother and was kicked off a United Airlines flight, to the cellphone video of a doctor that was dragged off a United Airlines flight, the airline industry has had scandals in the last year […]

April 12th, 2018|Blog, Business, Contracts, Financial|0 Comments

Hurricane Irma Relief: How the New Tax Bill Eliminates Oppressive FPL Hurricane Charges

By: Danielle DeMahy, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

From August 31, 2017 until September 11, 2017, Hurricane Irma pummeled through the Caribbean islands and approximately nine (9) U.S. states.  Hurricane Irma, known one of the most powerful storms to ever hit the Caribbean and Florida, left unimaginable damage to any […]

April 5th, 2018|Blog, Financial, Governments, Tax|0 Comments

The Twilight Zone: Puerto Rico’s Treatment under the Internal Revenue Act

By: Ansell Fernandez, Articles Editor, J.D. Candidate, May 2018, St. Thomas University School of Law.

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has been an U.S. territory since the Treaty of Paris ended the Spanish-American War in 1899. All of its residents are U.S. citizens, and many serve in the United States Armed Forces. Military installations pocket the island, […]